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  • NTU touts technical talents at SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference
    July 14, 2014
    Navajo Technical University showcased its talents at the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference by medaling seven students competing in their respective trade and skill occupations at the Kansas City Convention Center from June 25-26, 2014.
  • Blackfeet Community College Churning Out Chess Champions
    July 12, 2014
    Blackfeet Community College Churning Out Chess Champions July 14, 2014 | Vol. 10, No. 222 The Blackfeet Community College Chess Team won first place at the 2014 American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Chess Championships held this March in Billings, Montana.
  • Dartmouth College partners with The Institute of American Indian Arts for Native Studies
    July 12, 2014
    Dartmouth College is offering an off-campus program in New Mexico through its Department of Native American Studies starting in 2015. The program in Santa Fe will concentrate on Native American art, tribal law and government.The Institute of American Indian Arts will host the program and its students will be able to enroll in Dartmouth's classes. will host the program and its students will be able to enroll in Dartmouth's classes.
  • Dr. Elden Lawrence, former SWC president and scholar, passes on
    July 9, 2014
    Dr. Elden Eugene Lawrence (Dakota), former president of Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC, Sisseton, SD) passed away this past Fourth of July. He was 77.
  • Interior Transfers Nearly $3 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship
    July 2, 2014
    The Department of the Interior today announced that $2.9 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement and provides financial assistance through annual scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training.
  • Fort Peck Tribes Mourn Death of one of Their Founders
    June 25, 2014
    The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation were saddened by the death of Tribal Executive Board vice chairwoman Annette “Ann” Lambert, Friday, June 20. Lambert, 62, was in her second term on the board. She was reelected in October 2013. A prepared statement from the Fort Peck Tribes said Lambert dedicated her life to the service of her people, including as one of the founders of Fort Peck Community College, working for the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., as a 20-year volunteer member of the Tribes Higher Education board of directors, director of A&S Oil and Gas, as assistant to the tribal chairman, and managing a joint venture construction company which assisted in the construction of facilities on the Northern Border Pipeline which runs through the Fort Peck Reservation, various highway projects, and the construction of the Chief Redstone Clinic in Wolf Point.
  • San Carlos Apache Set to Establish a Tribal College
    June 23, 2014
    The San Carlos Apache Tribe has announced that it will partner with Arizona State University (ASU) in establishing its own tribally controlled college. The new tribal college will be the first Apache-controlled institution of higher education. “A tribal college operated by and for Apaches will help secure the future of the tribe, not just as a means for sustainable economic development, but as a critical institution to preserve our language, our culture, and our history,” stated tribal chairman Terry Rambler.
  • ASU, San Carlos Apache Tribe agree to establish new tribal college
    June 13, 2014
    Arizona State University has entered into an historic agreement with the San Carlos Apache Tribe in southeastern Arizona that will bring a college to the tribal nation, as well as programs that benefit youth and emphasize healthy lifestyles.
  • Funding Discrepancies Mean Less Money for Students at Tribal Colleges
    June 13, 2014
    Dwight Carlston, 25, calls himself a statistic of the Navajo Nation. Raised by a single mother, he dropped out of college after his first semester. His struggle to stay in school is reflected in data from the National Center for Education Statistics that indicate American Indians are less prepared than any other ethnic subgroup for college and careers.
  • Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan
    June 10, 2014
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American Indians and Alaska Natives.